Synaxis of All the Saints of Switzerland
prayer to st martyr nun Wiborada for divine advice and assistance
Troparion (Tone 5)
As a house, you built a cell for yourself / and thereby emulated wisdom. / There you served your Lord, / who gave you mouth and wisdom. / So did you honour your name / and advised clergy, nobility and people. / Pray to Christ the Divine Wisdom, // that he also enlightens our souls.
Kontakion (Tone 4)
Wisdom utters her voice in the street, / said the preacher of old. / You, O god-wise Wiborada / inclined your ear to her/ and applied your heart to understanding. / In body you have turned away from the world / to turn to our cares and needs / with divine advice, / whose name means female advice. / Pray to Christ the “Angel of the Great Council” // that His wisdom will also enter our hearts.
Prayer to St. Martyr Nun Wiborada for divine advice and assistance
You, O holy and wise martyr Nun Wiborada, have allowed yourself to be walled up in the seclusion of your cell as an incluse, for you desired the truth in the inward parts and in the hidden parts learned wisdom. The Lord has given you mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. Through you, He bound princes at his pleasure and protected your monastery from the onslaught of the Hungarians.
Now we come before you humbly and burdened, we who are at the end of our wits. See the worries that oppress us. See the timidity of our hearts. See also our will to do everything according to the will of God. Thus we ask of you: Give us your advice, as you advised Bishop Ulrich and Abbot Engelbert; correct us as you corrected Duke Burchart; help us to proceed with wisdom in the matter that troubles us; encourage us to seek God's will, not ours. O Holy Mother Wiborada, pray to the Lord, without whom they labour in vain that build and watchmen stay awake in vain, that He guides us to decide according to His will. For with Him is our hope, and in Him is all the wisdom of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto the ages of ages. Amen